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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing disconnect between vision and execution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ambrx

    Pros

    Great premise - unique technology attracted a number of talented employees over the years, capable of producing plenty of value for the company and industry. Strong IP position, solid exposure to in-demand therapeutic areas and methods.

    Cons

    Extremely political environment results in a low overall morale within the organization and high turnover. Personal bias and agendas are commonplace. Management unable to maintain focus, apply resources and realize value in a sensible, responsible manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is in urgent need of an experienced, stable partner, that would be willing to take over all of the top management functions and finally bring the great idea to fruition.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Ambrx full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    technology has a premise, solid science

    Cons

    politically charged environment, personal agendas decide on path forward, lack of focus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of potential, needs to be managed better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ambrx

    Pros

    It's a great technology with huge amounts of potential. Company location is awesome, and the benefits are pretty good given the size of the company. Ambrx has attracted attention from the big pharma players.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't what it could be, and the org is in a period of transition. Too much emphasis now on short-term milestones rather than late-stage development. Disproportionate level of politics and red tape for a small company. Communication is AWFUL at times, and there aren't any real efforts to make it better through project management or other means. Ph.D. scientists lacking any management skill are put in senior management positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more emphasis on hiring people with management experience as well as experience in pushing drug development programs through the entire approval process. Listen to those in the trenches.

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